Category Archives: Empty Nest

Advocating for the vulnerable

I about wore myself out last Friday walking 🚶🏼‍♀️ over 15,000 steps through the halls of Congress advocating for the immigrant and the refugee with The Justice Institute and World Relief. We had some very hopeful meetings. We won’t talk … Continue reading

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Love #RichardRohr 2

Every day I receive his meditations.  Each one is thought-provoking. This series on the history of Christianity is worth preserving here on my blog as his thinking has highly influenced mine, and it’s fascinating to hear it from another vantage … Continue reading

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Love #RichardRohr

Richard Rohr is someone I have followed for some time. He is one of those who has helped me hang on to my faith. Or more accurately, has helped me understand what is true and lovely. I am grateful. Early … Continue reading

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How did we get here #ColinKaepernick

 @MotherhoodnMore FollowFollow @MotherhoodnMore People are cutting the #Nike swoosh off their clothing, burning their Nike gear, pledging to boycott the company, and otherwise throwing a hissy fit because this company gave a man they despise a job. Let’s go over … Continue reading

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If God chose Trump

Hey, if one now believes God chose Trump in 2016, then they need to accept that God chose Obama in 2008, and provided Obama with a Congress that voted in the Affordable Care Act and other legislation that helped the … Continue reading

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When the baby of the family turns 25

You would think that when your baby turns 25, you would finally be able to admit that you have gotten a wee bit older! I do admit it, I do! I mean, after all, Samuel Nehemiah Smith, III is one-quarter … Continue reading

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Love is the only thing that matters. Period.

We’ve been watching #QueerEye on #Netflix! And wow! The #Fab5 could teach a thing or two about love to so many Christians. Including me. Watch it, and start with season 2 episode 1 and a box of tissues. With all … Continue reading

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Prophetic

This is utterly prophetic. mobile.twitter.com/SATXIndivisible/status/1018774655870619649/video/1 #russian #electioninterference

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Happy Birthday Red Rover

Dear Ari! I wish you the happiest of birthdays my dear middle child! I am simply in awe that 28 years have gone by since you entered our family bringing with you even more laughter & joy. You were our … Continue reading

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Dear Adeline,

When I started writing this online diary of public-private thoughts it was just before my first ever surgery and I wanted to leave something in writing for my family, just in case, you know….. Well, I am still here and … Continue reading

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